We are an exciting, NIH- and independently-funded, lab seeking motivated, independent POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS to study how synapses form and function in sensory systems to shape behavior. We use high resolution microscopy, Drosophila genetics, biochemistry, and behavioral analyses to understand the developmental, molecular, and circuit bases of connectivity. Current projects include 1) designing new strategies for synaptic labeling in vivo, 2) studying the downstream mechanisms of the receptor LRP4 in synapse formation, and 3) determining how synapse number is regulated at the extrinsic circuit level. We also place a high value on creating a supportive environment for scientists to grow, learn, question, discover, and achieve professional goals.
Jefferson Neuroscience is a vibrant community with strengths in synapse biology, neurodegeneration, and neurophysiology. You will join a cadre of supportive, outstanding, and collaborative neuroscientists with newly renovated, state-of-the-art space and equipment in an exciting research environment at the heart of Philadelphia. Further, Dr. Mosca was recently named an 2018 Alfred P. Sloan fellow in Neuroscience, as one of the most promising young researchers today.
Visit www.moscalab.org to learn about our lab! Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief personal statement highlighting research experience and future interests relevant to our lab, and contact info for 3 references to Dr. Tim Mosca at the 'Apply Now' link.
Optimal candidates will have a recent Ph.D. (about to be conferred or less than 2 years) in neuroscience or a related field, evidence of outstanding scholarship (at least one first author publication), and excellent communication skills. Experience in molecular genetics is essential and those with Drosophila research experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Though the position is funded, candidates will be mentored to apply for additional support. In addition to core lab projects, postdocs will be able to pursue studies that combine their interests with that of the PI.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience and will be comparable to (but not under) established NIH levels.
Internal Number: 142432
About Tim Mosca Lab at Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University is dedicated to health sciences education and research. Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals are partners in providing excellent clinical and compassionate care for our patients in the Philadelphia region, educating the health professionals of tomorrow in a variety of disciplines and discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care.
The Mosca Lab at Thomas Jefferson University is dedicated to cutting-edge science, a supportive, safe, and inclusive environment, outstanding mentoring, and to the spirit of collaborative discovery.